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Test Kitchen's Favorite Baked Potato

Recipe photo courtesy of Sidney Bensimon

Just an hour in the oven gives russet potatoes tender, fluffy centers, while a prebake brush of olive oil and sprinkle of salt yield crunchy, tasty skin.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2018
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Cook's Notes

When buying potatoes, look for firm russets that are heavy for their size, with a smooth surface and even complexion. Potatoes with eyes, dark spots, or a greenish hue are old and should not be used.

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  • cathyp0558677838
    15 JAN, 2019
    The video indicates 375 degrees for 50 to 60 min??? Quite different than 400 degrees 1hour to 1 hour 15 min. Someone should cross reference these sort of things before posting

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